The student develops competence to provide and manage care for patients and their families across the life span in structured healthcare settings. The student provides support and teaching to the patient and family and direct care for the patient. Includes the Functional Health Patterns of Sexual Reproduction, Role Relationship, Nutrition Metabolic, Health Perception Health Management, Cognitive Perceptual and Value Belief. Intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor competencies are further developed. Needs of patients across the life span are emphasized with special focus on adults, children in childbearing and child rearing families and psychiatric/mental Healthcare settings. Student plans the care of the patient/family utilizing the Nursing Process. Direct care will be provided to patients with common health problems. Laboratory learning provides opportunities to practice more complex nursing skills and basic group skills in simulated activities. Clinical learning experiences are provided in adult healthcare settings and psychiatric/mental health or perinatal/pediatric settings.
Prerequisites: NURS111M and BIOL110M with a grade of “C” or better and completion of PSYC110M. Corequisite: BIOL120M, PSYC210M.